My doctor had told me that during the surgery, my knee
would be manipulated, so I was not to say I can't bend
it or straighten it. The only thing holding me back would be the fear of pain. Since we had had discussions about managing my pain, I was determined to follow directions and exercise. As is probably typical, the pain was quite intense, but I was given several medications while in the hospital to manage this. I did well, and was released after two days.